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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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George W. Carroll

George W. Carroll

When your hot, your hot! Hasselbach & co. have proffered a fine potpourri of standards, et al for our instruction. I note the melodic & rhythmically relaxed interplay betwe…
Rite away we hear O’Farrill’s pianistic prowess jump out at us from the depths of his Project. His remarkably mature, even, & uplifting pianistic style enhances his subtle …
Dialogues indeed! It takes a lot of guts & talent to put your artistry on the line, under the guise of a sax & jazz piano duo. It holds up well, thank you in the capable ha…
With a panoply of some top national journeymen jazzers, reedman Ron Blake embarks on his musical sojourn for our edification. Gifted with a smooth silky intonation, Blak…
Jazz pianist Bob Rodriguez & his group know what to do with tempo, i.e. ''ad-lib,'' ''Rubato'' et al. The nuance of ''outside'' & ''tension'' apply, as Bob interprets some …
The latino musical culture has many wonderful & varied nuances, exemplified by this Pablo Ziegler-Quique Sinesi-esque clutch of keen, ethereal originals penned by Ziegler. …
Jazz pianist, educator, & composer Earl MacDonald has assembled six extremely talented players, gifted in the art of expressing jazz with his current CD effort. 'Echoes In …
Poignant, animated, challenging, experimental, kickin,' defiant, moving, vital, seasoned.........And, this is only howI felt as I heard the 1'st kick-off tune. West coast j…
Bordering on the matrix of fusion & bebop, jazz sax-xer Chris Greene & his group proffers a subtle but complex blend of acoustic & electronic sounds..........Underscored by…
Jazz piano & vocals.....This where the rubber meets the road.There's nowhere to hide.......Everything is bared!! However, in thehands of such jazz piano stature & prowess, …
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